CMPs in the UK
My government will introduce legislation to strengthen oversight of the security and intelligence agencies. This will also allow courts, through the limited use of closed proceedings, to hear a greater range of evidence in national security cases.
From a comparative secrecy perspective, I wonder if CMPs are similar to the use of the state secrets privilege and the invocation of in camera proceedings (such as in KASZA v. BROWNER) in the United States; I also wonder how the UK’s Official Secrets Act 1989 interfaces with the new information provisions of the Justice and Security Bill. Nevertheless, it is clear from the debate in the UK that the ability for public oversight, and protection of human rights and freedom of information are at question under the Bill.
Update: More on CMPs, from Secret Justice, November 1, 2012.